Deeper Soul Tracks

We’re going rare and under-the-radar for the most part this Friday morning, taking time to peek our heads above the surface only a few times. This week we’ve got a collection of mostly unknown soul sounds from some of the classic labels as well as some rare gems from the vaults of labels like Prix and Cash. There will be some vocal powerhouse sounds from Dee Dee Warwick, Jean Wells, Madeline Bell and Darrel Banks. We’ll also share some fun sixties sounds from The Olympics, a special pair of Barbara Lynn and Dee Dee Sharp gems from the Deeper Roots dusty digital bins. Join Dave Stroud on a Friday morning recorded live from the KOWS studios in the heart of downtown Santa Rosa

1Artist Title Album Buy
2J. J. Jackson But It's Alright But It's Alright Amazon
3Mary Wells When I'm Gone Looking Back 1961-1964 Amazon
4Barbara Lewis How Can I Say Goodbye Hello Stranger: The Best of Barbara Lewis Amazon
5Thelma Jones I Won't Give Up My Man Heavy Soul: Old Town & Barry's Deep Down & Dirty Sides Amazon
6Barbara Lynn You Better Quit It A Good Woman: The Complete Tribe & Jet Stream Singles 1966-1979 Amazon
7Barbara Lynn New Kind Of Love A Good Woman: The Complete Tribe & Jet Stream Singles 1966-1979 Amazon
8Madeline Bell Mercy Mercy Mercy Bell's A Poppin' Amazon
9Wilson Pickett I'm In Love Memphis Boys: The Story Of American Studios Amazon
10Dee Dee Warwick We're Doing Fine Kent's Cellar Of Soul: Volume 2 Amazon
11Bobby Womack Check It Out The Best Of Bobby Womack: The Soul Years Amazon
12Skip Drake Wrapped Around Your Finger Eccentric Soul: The Cash Label Amazon
13Royal Esquires Our Love Used To Be Eccentric Soul: The Prix Label Amazon
14Michael Bell Can't Make It Without You Eccentric Soul: The Saru Label Amazon
15Bobby Womack Baby I Can't Stand It Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures – Vol. 3 Amazon
16Andy Mack & The Carltons Do You Wanta Go Chess Uptown Soul Amazon
17Little Stevie Wonder Contract On Love The Great American Soul Book Chapter 1: Any Way You Wanta! Amazon
18Jimmy Hughes You Really Know How To Hurt A Guy (You Really Know How To Make Him Cry) The Complete Fame Singles Volume 1 Amazon
19Barrett Strong Misery Northern Soul – The Early Years – 100 Classic And Rare Tracks (CD2) Amazon
20Darrel Banks Our Love (Is In The Pocket) Detroit Sounds Amazon
21The Olympics Baby Do The Philly Dog Northern Soul Originals Amazon
22Joe Tex You Better Get It 25 All Time Greatest Hits Amazon
23William Bell Every Man Oughta Have A Woman The Very Best Of William Bell Amazon
24Chuck Edwards I Need You Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures Volume 4 Amazon
25Jean Wells After Loving You Soul On Soul – Deluxe Edition Amazon
26Jean Wells Keep On Doin'It Soul On Soul – Deluxe Edition Amazon
27Dee Dee Sharp (It's Wonderful) The Love I Fe The Best of Dee Dee Sharp Amazon
28Dee Dee Sharp It's A Funny Situation The Best of Dee Dee Sharp Amazon
29Eddie Holman I'm Not Gonna Give Up Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures Vol. 2 Amazon
30Ralph Soul Jackson You Left the Water Running Hall of Fame – Volume 3 Amazon
31Elijah & The Ebonites Pure Soul Eccentric Soul – The Capsoul Label Amazon
32Marjorie Ingram I'm Gonna Start Checking Up On My Man Hall of Fame – Volume 2 Amazon
33Eula Cooper Shake Daddy Shake Let Our Love Grow Higher Amazon
34Etta James Let's Burn Down The Cornfield Enduring Soul Amazon
35Timmy Willis Easy as Saying 1-2-3 Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures: Taken From Our Vaults, Vol. 1 Amazon

Willie & Friends

Willie Nelson turns 88 this month. Born during the Great Depression and raised by his grandparents, he wrote his first song at the age of seven and had his first band at the age of ten. From high school to the Air Force, then to his return home to Texas as a radio disc jockey, he was always in a band singing. In the 1950s he would write songs that would become country standards and we’ll be sharing some of them with you in today’s Deeper Roots, performed by Willie and his contemporaries. He endures just as his music does and the catalog is a legacy few parallel. We’ll hear from The Little Willies, Waylon Jennings, Faron Young, Asleep at the Wheel, and at least a dozen others performing the songs of Willie Hugh Nelson. Tune in Friday morning on KOWS.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Willie Nelson Me And Paul Nite Life: Greatest Hits & Rare Tracks (1959-1971) Amazon
3k.d. lang & the Reclines Three Days Absolute Torch and Twang Amazon
4Willie Nelson Nite Life One Hell Of A Ride Amazon
5B.B. King & Willie Nelson Night Life Deuces Wild Amazon
6Duke Robillard/Sunny Crownover Crazy Tales from the Tiki Lounge Amazon
7Bill Anderson Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain 1956-1961 (Warped 5720) Amazon
8Roy Orbison & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Pretty Paper A Love So Beautiful Amazon
9Timi Yuro Are You Sure The Best of Timi Yuro Amazon
10Raul Malo Angel Flying Too Close To the Ground You're Only Lonely Amazon
11Elvis Presley & The Jordanaires & The Imperials Quartet Funny How Time Slips Away Elvis Country Amazon
12Willie Nelson/Snoop Dogg/Kris Kristofferson/Jamey Johnson Roll Me Up (Album version) Heroes Amazon
13The Little Willies I Gotta Get Drunk The Little Willies Amazon
14Ernest Tubb Sad Songs and Waltzes Last Sessions: All Time Greatest Hits Disc 2 Amazon
15Dale Watson Write Your Own Songs Dale & Ray Amazon
16Ray Charles/Willie Nelson Seven Spanish Angels Genius & Soul: The 50th Anniversary Collection Disc 5 Amazon
17Willie Nelson Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain Country: The American Tradition [Disc 2] Amazon
18Faron Young Hello Walls The Complete Capitol Hits of Faron Young (2 of 2) Amazon
19Patsy Cline Crazy The Patsy Cline Collection [Disc 3] Amazon
20Willie Nelson Yesterday's Wine One Hell Of A Ride Amazon
21Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow up to Be Cowboys Waylon & Willie Amazon
22Waylon Jennings/Willie Nelson Heaven And Hell Wanted! The Outlaws [Bonus Tracks] Amazon
23Kinky Friedman Bloody Mary Morning The Loneliest Man I Ever Met Amazon
24Asleep at the Wheel Navajo Trail (with Willie Nelson and The Quebe Sisters) Still the King: A Celebration of the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Amazon
25Willie Nelson, The Time Jumpers I'll Be There (If You Ever Want Me) For The Good Times Amazon
26Merle Haggard/Willie Nelson It's All Going to Pot Django and Jimmie Amazon
27Faron Young Three Days The Complete Capitol Hits of Faron Young (2 of 2) Amazon
28Al Green/Lyle Lovett Funny How Time Slips Away More Greatest Hits Amazon
29Willie Nelson The Party's Over Revolutions of Time: The Journey 1975-1993 Disc 1 Amazon
30Doug Sahm Me and Paul Complete Atlantic Recordings Disc 1 Amazon

Rolling Along

We’re going to blend all the favorites into a delicious free form stew this morning, looking to the north, south, east and west for our inspiration. Not only do we have some Otis Redding soul, but we’ve also got some traditional blendings from David Johansen, The Devil Makes Three, and some southern fried sounds from James Lee Stanley and John Hammond. A lot of our playlist makes connections: moonlight drives, Memphis tributes, and a lot about our title track ‘rolling along’. I’ve also got a little splash of Frankie Laine for inspiration along those lines. Tune in on a Sonoma County Friday morning for more from the Cherry Street Historic District and the mighty KOWS, streaming to planet earth on

1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Mavericks Rolling Along Brand New Day Amazon
3John Hammond Riding In The Moonlight Southern Fried Amazon
4James Lee Stanley & Cliff Eberhardt Moonlight Drive All Wood And Doors Amazon
5The Doors Moonlight Drive Strange Days Amazon
6Raul Malo Moonlight Kiss Lucky One Amazon
7B.B. King & Eric Clapton Riding With The King Riding With The King Amazon
8John Hiatt Book Lovers Riding With the King Amazon
9David Johansen & the Harry Smiths Well, I've Been to Memphis BMW Audiophile Amazon
10J.J. Cale Midnight in Memphis The Very Best of J.J. Cale Amazon
11Charley Crockett That's How I Got to Memphis Lil G.L.'s Blue Bonanza Amazon
12Randy Newman Rollin' Good Old Boys [Expanded] Disc 1 Amazon
13Raphael Saadiq Stone Rollin' Stone Rollin' – Single Amazon
14Tiny Bradshaw The Train Kept a-Rollin' (Digitally Remastered) The Train Kept a-Rollin' (Digitally Remastered) – Single Amazon
15Various Blazing Saddles Pledge To Hedley Lamarr Audio Sound Clips Amazon
16Frankie Laine Signature / Main Title Blazing Saddles (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [40th Anniversary Edition] Amazon
17Frankie Laine Rawhide Columbia Records' 125th Anniv. Amazon
18Otis Redding I'm Sick Y'All Complete & Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul Amazon
19Arthur Alexander In The Middle Of It All The Greatest Hits Amazon
20Elvis Presley It Keeps Right On a-Hurtin' From Elvis in Memphis Amazon
21The Devil Makes Three Come On Up to the House Redemption & Ruin Amazon
22The Box Tops The Letter The Classic Sixties: 1967 Amazon
23Eartha Kitt The Memphis Blues The RCA Recordings 1953-1958 Amazon
24Jerry Lee Lewis Night Train To Memphis A Half Century Of Hits [Disc 1] Amazon
25Mink Deville You Just Keep Holding On The Mink De Ville Collection Amazon
26Ben E. King Spanish Harlem Poison Ivy – Gems from the Atco Vaults 1959-1962 Amazon
27Cassius Clay Stand by Me Golden Throats, Vol. 2: More Celebrity Rock Oddities Amazon
28Creedence Clearwater Revival It Ain't You Or Me 36 All – Time Greatest Hits 3 CD Set (Disk 3) Amazon
29Kevin Russell Nadine You Don't Know Me Amazon
30John Prine Let's Talk Dirty in Hawaiian German Afternoons Amazon
31The Staple Singers I'll Take You There The Soul Story, Vol. 2 [Disc 1] Amazon
32Irma Thomas Hurtin' for Certain My Heart's in Memphis: The Songs of Dan Penn Amazon

Torch Songs

Smoky lounges, familiar places, and torch songs to patronize those forlorn lovers alone at the bar. You get the drift. Sentimentality abounds this morning on Deeper Roots as we dig into a subset of virtually any genre out there. It’s as old as time itself, of course: songs and stories of unrequited or lost love, either where one is oblivious to the feelings of another or has moved on from a relationship, all told in teary notes by the performer. Let me just say that there was no shortage of fodder for this show whether it was country, jazz, soul, or pop. We’ll hear from Julie London, Ray Charles, Dusty Springfield, Aretha, Roy Orbison, and on and on. No rest for the pain of unrequited love. Tune in for a crazy moon, crying time, and the end of the world on KOWS Community Radio.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Julie London Cry Me A River Magic Moments: Best Of 50's Po Amazon
3Eva Taylor Moanin' Low The First Torch Singers, the Twenties Amazon
4Gertrude Niesen Smoke Gets In Your Eyes My Best Wishes Amazon
5Bing Crosby I'll Be Seeing You 44 Your Hit Parade Amazon
6Judy Garland That Man That Got Away Your Hit Parade – 1954 Amazon
7Julie London In The Wee Small Hours of the Morning Torch Songs Amazon
8Peggy Lee Oh You Crazy Moon Torch Songs Amazon
9Lena Horne Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man Lena Horne: A Musical Anthology Amazon
10Dusty Springfield Anyone Who Had A Heart A Girl Called Dusty Amazon
11Dusty Springfield Someone To Watch Over Me Simply & Dusty [Disc 4] Amazon
12Sarah Vaughan Someone To Watch Over Me The Best Of Sarah Vaughan 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection) Amazon
13Lenny Welch Since I Fell For You Dancin' And Romancin' In The 50s And 60s [Disc 1] Amazon
14Skeeter Davis The End Of The World The Essential Skeeter Davis Amazon
15Little Anthony & The Imperials Hurt So Bad The Best Of Little Anthony And The I Mperials Amazon
16Smokey Robinson & The Miracles Ooo Baby Baby Classic Soul Ballads: Sweet Thing [Disc 1] Amazon
17Ray Charles Crying Time Genius – The Ultimate Ray Charles Collection Amazon
18Bettye LaVette Let Me Down Easy Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures – Vol. 3 Amazon
19Brenda Lee I'm Sorry Decca Country Classics 1934-1973 [Disc 2] Amazon
20The Skyliners Since I Don't Have You Malt Shop Memories – Top Down Convertible Sound ( Disc 1) Amazon
21Kay Starr I've Grown Accustomed to His Face Torch Songs Amazon
22Nat King Cole The Very Thought Of You Nat King Cole [Disc 3] Amazon
23Roy Orbison Love Hurts The All-Time Greatest Hits of Roy Orbison [Monument] Amazon
24The Beach Boys Caroline No Pet Sounds Amazon
25Aretha Franklin Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do) 30 Greatest Hits [Disc 2] Amazon
26Crystal Gayle Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue Classic Country 1975 – 1979 Amazon
27Elvis Presley Suspicious Minds The Classic Sixties: '60s Flashback Amazon
28Willie Nelson Someone to Watch over Me Stardust [Bonus Tracks] Amazon
29Dakota Staton Misty Torch Songs Amazon
30Dionne Warwick Always Something There To Remind Me Dionne Warwick Collection: Her All-Time Greatest Hits Amazon
31The Platters Smoke Gets In Your Eyes Dancin' And Romancin' In The 50s And 60s [Disc 1] Amazon
32The Cascades Rhythm of the Rain Teen Ballads Disc 2 Amazon
33Jo Stafford The Things We Did Last Summer Candy Amazon
34The Traveling Wilburys Not Alone Anymore Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 1 Amazon